Predicted energy shifts for paronic helium

Gordon W. F. Drake, University of Windsor

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It has been shown recently that one can construct a local relativistic quantum field theory which admits small violations of the Pauli exclusion principle by introducing paronic states which obey para-Fermi statistics of order 2. Paronic shifts are calculated for the low-lying states of helium to aid in the design of experiments either to detect paronic helium, or place upper limits on its possible existence. © 1989 The American Physical Society.